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Global warming bibliography

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The River Severn floods Worcester, UK

This is the place to come for detailed information about greenhouse gases, the ozone layer, carbon trading and carbon sequestration, fossil fuels, renewables, nuclear energy, energy storage and distribution, and the hydrogen economy.

The books cover a wide range of topics about global warming and views on it. The bibliography also include books that cover the impact of global warming on the natural world: wildlife and biodiversity, ice and glaciers, deserts, rivers, coasts, storms and floods, droughts and heat waves.

Find out how individuals and communities can adapt to survive by adapting buildings, recycling, rationalising transport systems, transforming food production, and limiting population growth.

There is also a fascinating section of case studies from around the world under development.

This rich and comprehensive collection seeks to inform and interest everyone in arguably the most challenging issue affecting the world today. All books are linked to Google book searches.

  • Links: useful external global warming web links
Climate model projections summarized by the IPCC indicate that average global surface temperature will continue to rise during the 21st century by 1.1°C to 6.4°C. Such global warming will cause sea level to rise, and is expected to increase the intensity of extreme weather events and to change the amount/pattern of precipitation. Other effects of global warming include changes in agricultural yields, trade routes, glacier retreat, species extinctions and the increase in diseases.

Contact us

You are encouraged to suggest new acquisitions to Caroline Davidson (cdla [at] ukgateway [dot] net) with the word "KING'S" at the start of the subject line.

If you have any suggestions or requests for books to add to the collection, or books that you would like to donate, please contact Mrs Wai Kirkpatrick, Assistant Librarian at King's College (email: wai [dot] kirkpatrick [at] kings [dot] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk; phone: 01223 331252).


The King's College Global Warming Collection was made possible through a generous donation from Caroline Davidson, Clive Cookson and the Cookson Charitable Trust.

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